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Army to switch all active duty Soldiers to semimonthly pay Oct. 1
July 27, 2022
— In an effort to prepare Soldiers to move to its new Integrated Pay and Personnel System–Army, the U.S. Army is mandating all Soldiers on long-term active duty orders be paid on a semimonthly schedule starting Oct 1. The vast majority of the Army’s Soldiers on active duty orders of more than 30 days, either in the active or reserve components, get paid semimonthly on the 1st and 15th of each month...
Army aims to assist Soldiers during turbulent moving season
July 15, 2021
— To aid Soldiers during a challenging permanent change of station season, which is seeing some delays with household goods shipments due to the current environment, the Army has widened the window for Soldiers to report to their next duty station...
VA joins Army in major DOD research effort to prevent suicides
September 15, 2020
— An ongoing Defense Department-directed epidemiological study recently got a helping hand that could help generate actionable recommendations to reduce military suicides...
New Quality of Life Task Force tackling six priorities to help Soldiers, families
July 23, 2020
— The Army’s new Quality of Life Task Force has reached full operational capability, the service announced July 21, as it continues to tackle six priorities to improve conditions for Soldiers and their families...
Army Greens slated to reach all installations by mid-2021
July 23, 2020
— Recruiters, drill sergeants, and initial entry trainees will be among the first to receive the new Army Green Service Uniform, as program officials look to distribute it to all installations by the middle of next fiscal year. The uniform harkens back to the "greatest generation" of Soldiers who fought during World War II...
Army National Hiring Days: Army South command sergeant major encourages others to serve
July 2, 2020
— As the senior enlisted advisor of U.S. Army South at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Command Sgt. Maj. Trevor C. Walker serves in one of the Army’s most influential positions to support “Army National Hiring Days,” the Army’s first nationwide virtual hiring event to hire 10,000 Soldiers from June 30 to July 2...
Army aims to hire 10,000 new Soldiers during three-day event
June 18, 2020
— The U.S. Army is kicking off its first nationwide virtual hiring campaign June 30-July 2 with a goal of recruiting 10,000 new Soldiers to serve in 150 different occupations. Army National Hiring Days is an all-Army effort to inspire individuals across the nation to “Join Us.”...
U.S. Army aims to hire 10,000 new Soldiers during three-day event
June 3, 2020
— The U.S. Army is kicking off its first nationwide virtual hiring campaign June 30 through July 2 with a goal of recruiting 10,000 new Soldiers to serve in 150 different occupations. Army National Hiring Days is an all-Army effort to inspire individuals across the nation to “Join Us.” ...
Soldiers sound off to Army leadership in new survey
May 11, 2020
— The Army launched a new survey that allows Soldiers to voice their concerns directly and anonymously to Army leadership...
Army delays recruit movement to basic training, offers incentive pay
April 7, 2020
— To help slow the spread of coronavirus, the Army will halt the movement of new recruits to basic combat training for at least two weeks, service leaders said April 6. New recruits may also be eligible to receive up to $6,000 of delayed shipping incentive pay added to any existing bonuses, depending on the length of delay...
Soldiers can now apply for AER assistance electronically
March 27, 2020
— The Army Emergency Relief program has implemented changes to assist Soldiers and families impacted by the spread of COVID-19...
Soldiers on PCS orders can now request to stay extra year at duty station
March 23, 2020
— Soldiers preparing for a permanent change-of-station move can now request to stay at their current duty station for up to a year, as the Army adapts how it moves people during the COVID-19 crisis...
New allowances for Soldiers, families affected by COVID-19
March 20, 2020
— The Army has rolled out new allowances for Soldiers and families facing official travel delays or in quarantine amid the COVID-19 virus outbreak...
SMA: Empowered junior NCOs crucial to increasing lethality
March 13, 2020
— Junior non-commissioned officers know the pulse of their squads. They're at the ground level, they interact daily with their Soldiers and set the tone, the Army's top enlisted leader said...
‘Mission Thanksgiving’ accomplished; local Soldiers enjoy a taste of home
November 29, 2019
— Mission Thanksgiving 2019 was declared a success, as more than 300 community members volunteered to host more than 800 Soldiers from the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 28...
Eating right will improve ACFT score, says Army dietitian
November 20, 2019
— In addition to physical exercise, proper nutrition plays a major role in overall health, fitness, and training for the Army Combat Fitness Test...
Soldiers, Sailors take part in ‘Heroes for Health Day’
March 8, 2019
— A group of Soldiers and Sailors joined Colonial Hills Elementary School students at their Heroes for Health Day Feb. 28...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Soldiers in training depart on annual holiday block leave exodus
December 20, 2018
— Starting in the early morning hours of Dec. 20, nearly 3,000 Soldiers training at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or AMEDDC&S HRCoE, departed Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston via the San Antonio International Airport for their Holiday Block Leave...
Non-deployable directive to help Army work toward more 'lethal' force
November 16, 2018
— To support the ongoing efforts to reduce the number of non-deployable Soldiers, Army leaders released a new directive designed to encourage Soldiers to reach deployable standards outlined in the directive. If standards are not met within six months, a Soldier could face separation...
Soldier amputees have more options for continued service
July 26, 2018
— Thanks to advances in modern medicine and the availability of sturdier prosthetics, Soldiers who are able to redeploy after amputation have a number of possible options for continued military service...